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What is Cocaine Addiction?

Cocaine addiction often refers to continued drug use despite negative consequences. The symptoms can include the inability to function or complete obligations as they relate to work, school, or at home. Recovery from cocaine addiction, including crack cocaine, takes place in phases. At CAT, we offer the full continuum of addiction care at our 3.5-acre campus.

We’re here to provide help. Our treatment structure is designed for those who need immediate care for cocaine dependency.

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Dependency often refers to the physical and psychological disturbance one experiences when drug use is stopped. This is called withdrawal and often exhibits specific physical signs and symptoms.  The withdrawal process, called detoxification, may be uncomfortable and even dangerous. This is why it is important during the detoxification process to seek help from medical professionals who can properly assess and treat the various withdrawal symptoms.

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Addiction often refers to the continued use of cocaine despite negative consequences. Usually there are compulsions that contribute to this continued use.

Addiction symptoms can include:

  • Continuing to use a drug despite having persistent problems with people in your life
  • Continuing to use cocaine despite knowing that it may create or complicate other physical or psychological problems
  • Continuing to use cocaine in physically hazardous situations
  • Normally important activities are abandoned or replaced due to use of cocaine
  • Inability to fully function or complete important obligations as they relate to work, school, or at home
  • Failed attempts to stop using cocaine

While it’s true that dependency and addiction often go hand-in-hand, proper assessment and diagnostic impressions are crucial to determine the severity of one’s condition. CAT uses a multi-disciplinary team to assess and create an individualized treatment plan.